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Old 01-04-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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Have you guy's ever noticed this? I've never seen a sign anywhere else in the US with kilometers on it.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Prince Georges County, MD (formerly Long Island, NY)
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That's at the end of the Northern State Parkway off ramp, right? That's actually been there for years. I always wondered the rationale for that, since there aren't any other signs like it in the area.

I haven't up this way in a while, but for the longest time, the NY Thruway near Syracuse had some signs with kilometers as part of an experiment to convert, or something like that. I think the last time I was in the 'Cuse was 2008, or so.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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It's the government's secret program to finally convert US to the metric system like the rest of the world so they're starting it slowly - road signs, food labels, etc... Luckily soda is already in liters so that was a good start already
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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It's the government's secret program to finally convert US to the metric system like the rest of the world so they're starting it slowly - road signs, food labels, etc... Luckily soda is already in liters so that was a good start already

I hope! It is easier to count in meters, km, liters, etc...
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Artane, Dublin
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Nah, it's just because there are a lot of wealthy foreigners living and visiting on the north shore.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Prince Georges County, MD (formerly Long Island, NY)
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Nah, it's just because there are a lot of wealthy foreigners living and visiting on the north shore.
But why only at the LIE/NSP off ramps? Seems like they'd be more spread out.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Here's a guide to where metric signs exist elsewhere in the US:

Metric signs on roads in the U.S.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I wonder if that Champlain NY sign would not confuse people or give some of then an excuse for speeding . But, Officer... (Max speed 105 kph).
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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Have you guy's ever noticed this? I've never seen a sign anywhere else in the US with kilometers on it.
should be in Spanish if directions to Glen Cove
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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should be in Spanish if directions to Glen Cove
It was put there for exactly that- Central/South America use metric system.
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